|Published:||Sep 05, 2012 10:24 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 05, 2012 10:24 AM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - Take note if you enjoy eating yellowtail snapper.
The commercial harvest of the delectable fish will close at midnight on Sept. 11.
And the Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/Ql8FIL ) reports that unless federal fisheries managers act soon, catching and selling yellowtail could be prohibited in the South Atlantic through the end of the year.
The announcement last week by NOAA Fisheries - which manages saltwater fishing in the U.S. - was a shock to many commercial fishermen, seafood markets and restaurants.
Tom Hill, president of Key Largo Fisheries, says the decision will put some fishermen out of work and drive up the price of the already expensive fish.
The closure was triggered by the Magunson-Stevens Act that took effect this year. It sets annual catch limits for many popular saltwater species.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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